northeastern nigeria, there is an ongoing conflict with boko haram. 450,000 children are severely mound lashed -- malnourished. somalia has been experiencing drought and unrest for years. 270,000 children are at risk. a proxy war in yemen has destroyed the economy of that country. nearly 500,000 children are starving in what has become the poorest country in the middle east. and civil war and drought have led the government in south sudan to declare a famine in parts of that country with over 250,000 children facing hunger there. that is where our first report takes us. reporter: children and babies are the worst affected. in south sudan, there have been deaths from malnourishment. but the problem goes deeper. food, clean water, medical attention. unicef is sounding the alarm. the u.n. children's charity says the lives of 1.4 million children are in danger. >> if we don't act now, tens of thousands of children will die, for sure. if we act now, we can save lives. these days, weeks, and months will be decisive. reporter: the famine is largely the result of conflict and political turmoil.
insecurity in northeastern nigeria. the islamic extremist group boko haram frequently carries out attacks in the region.. unicef sayays the number of children with acute malnutrition there is expected to reach 450,000 this year. >> the fact is that these conflicts are largely manmade. children are dying because of manmade conflict-affected disasters. in 2017 that's shameful. >> conflict has also been ragagg in yemen. unicicef says the numberr of children suffering from malnutrition has increased 200% sisince 202014. and it says drought is threatening an already fragile population in somalia, battered by decades of conflicts. >>> u.s. government officials have announced new policies to implement president donald trump's executive order on immigration. the measures include hiring 15,000 more border patrol and enforcement agents. the department of homeland security will also increase holding facilities for illegal immigrants. under t obamama administration, only those caughght within abou 190 kilometers of the border with mexico were repatriated. but that range will now be expanded. secretar
. conflict is also being blamed for food insecurity in northeastern nigeria. the extremist group boko haram frequently carries out attacks in the region. unicef says the number of children with acute malnutrition there is expected to reach 450,000 this year. >> the fact is, these conflicts are largely manmade. children are dying because of man-made conflict affected disasters. in 2017, that's shameful. >> conflict has also been raging in yemen. unicef says the number of children suffering from malnutrition has increased 200% since 2014 and it says drought is threatening an already fragile population in somalia battered by decades of conflict. >>> south korean foreign ministry officials are creating waves with their japanese counterparts over a name. they posted an online video referring to the waters between the two countries as the east sea instead of the more internationally known sea of japan. this is the video by the south korean foreign ministry, the website has versions in korean and it shows maps of the sea and al docum itays that the east sea is the oldest name of the waters a
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